President's Prize, Young Myologist of the Year

    Laurent Servais: Congenital muscular dystrophy phenotype with excess of neuromuscular spindles in a 5-year old girl

    President's Prize, Best First Timer

    N. Doorenweerd: The Duchenne Brain: A matter of grey and white.

    Young researcher in DMD Treatment

    N. Wein: Using out-of-frame exon skipping to induce IRES-driven expression of an N-truncated dystrophin isoform for 5’ DMD mutations

    Léa Rose Spinal Muscular Atrophy Award

    S. Duque: Intrathecal delivery of AAV9 vectors to model and rescue a large animal model of SMA

    Elsevier Award for best oral or poster presentation

    1. Debbie Hicks: Collagen XII as a new disease gene for Bethlem-like myopathy
    2. Emily Oates: Mutations in a new dynein/dynactin adaptor gene cause Dominant Congenital Spinal Muscular Atrophy (DCSMA) and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP)
    3. F. Montanaro: Identification of novel dystroglycan-associated glycoprotein complexes in skeletal muscle
    4. C. Kornblum: Loss of function of MGME1, a novel player in mitochondrial DNA replication, causes a distinct autosomal recessive mitochondrial disorder

    Elsevier Runner-up prizes

    1. M. Lek: Systematic identification of causal mutations in Mendelian disorders using exome sequence data
    2. V. Ricotti: Assessing T cell-mediated immune response to dystrophin in the natural history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    3. L. Alfano: A shorter timed walking or running test may be sufficient for testing function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    4. J. Rendu: Exon skipping as a therapeutic strategy applied to a RyR1 mutation causing severe core myopathy
    5. O. Ceyhan: Transgenic zebrafish expressing mutant skeletal muscle actin, acta1a, model human nemaline myopathy
    6. E. Todd: Next generation sequencing provides diagnosis for multiple foetal akinesia disorders
    7. L. Wallace: The DUX4 promoter is expressed in FSHD-affected tissues
    8. T. Gidaro: OPMD from the myoblast’s and fibroblast’s point of view
    9. A. Vulin: Restoration of dystrophin expression after skipping of single and double exon DMD duplications in patient-derived cell lines using antisense oligonucleotide and AAV-U7snRNA approaches
    10. D Pehl: New insights into eosinophilic fasciitis
    11. C. Preusse: Targeting fibrosis and inflammation in DMD
    12. D. Bharucha-Goebel: Variable clinical and histological features in severe congenital RYR1-associated myopathy
    13. T. Sztal: Exploring the pathological mechanism of Actin myopathies in zebrafish
    14. H. Peay: Expectations and decision making in clinical trials for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy
    15. A. Evila: Atypical phenotypes in titinopathies explained by second titin mutations and compound heterozygosity